Austin City Limits is a music program on American television. Although primarily known for featuring country music, performers from folk, jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and roll and other genres have appeared on the program. The show is a staple of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) television stations.
Since the show first aired in 1976 it has featured hundreds of different artists. Austin City Limits is American television's longest-running program featuring concert music.
The program is taped live in Austin, Texas, the self-styled "Live Music Capital of the World," images of which are seen in the opening credits. The backdrop for the stage features a mock-up of the city skyline.